[gpfsug-discuss] Big NAS deployments

Orlando Richards orlando.richards at ed.ac.uk
Fri Sep 14 15:04:26 BST 2012

Hi all,

We're planning a big NAS deployment at Edinburgh Uni, based on GPFS 
(with CTDB + Samba + NFS). We're very keen to hear about anyone who has 
done GPFS-based NAS on a scale of the order of ~5000 users (or higher) - 
but it would also be very helpful to just do a straw poll to find out 
who is doing this kind of stuff now.

So - I have two questions:

  1. Are you currently offering desktop-user NAS services from GPFS? If 
so - on what scale, and with what technologies?

  2. Have you deployed, or know of any deployments, GPFS-based NAS 
services on the scale of ~5000+ users?

And, while I'm here - has anyone put AFM (Active File Manager) into 
production yet? Care to share your story if you have?


    Dr Orlando Richards
   Information Services
IT Infrastructure Division
        Unix Section
     Tel: 0131 650 4994

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